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High Holiday Foods: Plum & rosemary challah

A slightly savory take on a sweet, Rosh Hashanah challah.

From the archives: A king’s death, a queen’s coronation

From the archives: How did the Intermountain Jewish News report the death of King George VI and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II?

The unlikely recurrence of Sitka, Alaska

One of our favorite blog posts was written way back in 2009, after the publication of The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. In the alternative history novel, Michael Chabon...

From the archives…August 16, 1929

From the archives: An Intermountain Jewish News from 1929 reports on the 25th anniversary of JCRS, the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society.

From the archives…August 7, 1931

From the archives: An IJN from 1931 reports on an anti-religion drive in the Soviet Union.

From the archives…July 25, 1958

"From the Archives:" The IJN looks back on this date in 1958.

From the archives…July 21, 1939

"From the Archives:" The IJN looks back on this date in 1939.

Survey results: Status quo at Temple Mount

The Temple Mount has always been a point of Israeli-Arab conflagration, that backdrop to regular violent flare ups.

The bounty of the first harvest is something to be celebrated and shared on Shavuot. (Wikimedia Commons)

Shavuot: A bounty of customs

We’re coming up on another holiday that, like Lag b’Omer, has some customs whose origins no one knows with certainty.

We’ve been cutting hair on Lag b’Omer for centuries

Lag b’Omer is one of those minor holidays that we all tend to be a little confused by. Bonfires? Weddings? Concerts? Haircuts?